Duniway student wins state speech competition
Posted on 05/18/2015

Duniway eighth grader Emma Gomes won the State Rotary Speech Competition on May 15 in Pendleton. She represented the McMinnville Rotary Club. The message of her speech was the negative impact of being selfish and how it affects others. She infused humor and examples to engage her audience. 

The competition is a 4-Way Speech Contest based on the Rotary 4-Way test. The competition started at both middle schools, and then three finalists from each school participated at the McMinnville Rotary level. The winner, Emma, went on to the district competition and won. 

The 4-Way test is based on the following questions:

Is it the Truth?

Is it Fair to all concerned?

Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships?

Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?